SUCCESSFUL PLAN IMPLEMENTATION: THE GROWTH PHASING PROGRAM OF SACRAMENTO COUNTY

General plans usually have not had much effect in controlling subsequent land use decisions. Studies are needed which empirically determine the effectiveness of general plans and which attempt to identify reasons for success or failure in implementation. Sacramento County, California, adopted a growth phasing plan in 1973. The effectiveness of the plan was evaluated by examining text and map amendments, zoning conformance, subdivision permits, and land assessment changes for the 1973-1977 period. Legal and political factors leading to successful plan implementation were analyzed in terms of current propositions in planning theory.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Planners

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Johnston, R A
    • Schwartz, S I
    • Klinkner, T F
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00193840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM